JAMES BOND 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Set Announced; Box Art & Trailer Revealed!

JAMES BOND 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Set Announced; Box Art & Trailer Revealed!

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, and now MGM and 20th Century Fox have released this press release where they reveal that all 22 films will be available on Blu-Ray. Check it out...



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In celebration of James Bond's monumental golden anniversary, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today unveiled BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering. The longest running film franchise of all time, the Bond 50 collection marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. Fans around the world can pre-order now with participating online retailers.

Acclaimed Bond directors John Glen (five Bond films including For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill), Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) and Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough) with special guests Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) made the Blu-ray announcement today during a Directors' Panel discussion in the Panasonic Booth at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

BOND 50 showcases fifty years of Bond neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set featuring all six iconic James Bond actors. Produced using the highest possible picture quality and audio presentation, the collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including some new and exclusive content.

"With all 22 feature films available on Blu-ray in one collection for the first time this is a great way for fans to catch up on 007's epic journey before Skyfall hits theaters next Fall," said Michael Brown, Senior Vice President, MGM Home Entertainment. "Now viewers can enjoy the intense action of the innovative franchise in the most immersive home experience possible."

"We have a whole program of exciting activities planned for our 50th anniversary year, beginning with today's announcement, by Fox, of the release of all 22 films on Blu-ray for the very first time," added Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, with EON Productions. "We are also delighted that Fox has unveiled a specially designed anniversary poster which we hope the fans will love as much as we do. Our website, 007.com will be regularly updated with all the latest anniversary news and events."


And here is the trailer for the Blu-Ray box set release:



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22 Comments
LucasMend - 1/10/2012, 2:42 PM
I need this... now
Unas - 1/10/2012, 2:44 PM
Sounds VERY expensive!
Ghostfire - 1/10/2012, 2:50 PM
Oh man... I am so getting this!!
PaulRom - 1/10/2012, 2:57 PM
@Teabag That's awesome, loving the Skyfall one. :P
xXkryptoniteXx - 1/10/2012, 3:05 PM
Very tempting but I like my collection individual sets so when there side by side on my cabinet, it looks great. Still I'm tempted to get this great set. Sean Connery should be in the middle.
DCnerd46 - 1/10/2012, 3:14 PM
Holy crap :DDDDDDD
headlopper - 1/10/2012, 3:20 PM
My testosterone just erupted threw the top of my head .

Bond 4ever indeed!
headlopper - 1/10/2012, 3:22 PM
@ncreb- I hate my eyes now.
headlopper - 1/10/2012, 3:24 PM
@grif - Yeah, but it'll take another 49 years!
SimyJo - 1/10/2012, 3:34 PM
Drop dead Gorgeous box-art! - but nothing inside that any self-respecting Bond fan wouldn't have already on Blu-ray.
marvel72 - 1/10/2012, 3:44 PM
its £89.99 on amazon,i'll wait until christmas it'll be half that.
BackwardGalaxy - 1/10/2012, 4:02 PM
It's beautiful. Just beautiful. But I'm not in the market for buying a new box set every single time the format changes or a new film is released. I have every film on DVD and I'm happy with them.
ironpool007 - 1/10/2012, 4:44 PM
Ok. Here's my issue with it. As soon as Skyfalll finishes it's run in theatres, and the next 007 movie gets cracking, then this box set will become obsolete, because they will need a new box set that includes Skyfall. Also, as much as I love Daniel Craig as Bond, I don't think his movies should included in this set. Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were both part of an effort to reboot Bond. It's like suggesting that in anticipation of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Brothers should release a box set of all six Batman movies that have come so far. The first 4 Batman movies are their own series and so is The Dark Knight series. Past takes on franchises and reboots need to be kept separate.
mgeoff88 - 1/10/2012, 4:45 PM
I'm a big James Bond fan and I'm tempted to pick this up even though I don't have a Blu-Ray Player(someday).

That box art is too awesome for words.
Ceejay - 1/10/2012, 4:46 PM
Even in glorious high def, it will be impossible to sit through those Roger Moore films. I'll buy the individuals instead!
mainstream05 - 1/10/2012, 4:52 PM
@Grif
Is that sarcasm? Skyfall isn't even out yet! It won't come out on Blu-Ray until next year, meaning it can't get released in time for the "50th anniversary" - the entire point of this set.

it makes no difference to me if I pick this set up and they release it again next year w/ Skyfall. I'll just pick up Skyfall by itself.
Colorist - 1/10/2012, 7:12 PM
Odd there isn't one clip of OHMSS. No love for Lazenby?
devil - 1/11/2012, 1:00 AM
made to many bond movie now. how long going to make this for now 30 more years
CrowPirate1 - 1/11/2012, 5:26 AM
comes with Connery BIG brass knuckles, Lazenby stylying comb, Moore joke kit, Dalton blindfold (to wear when watching his), Bronson ice tux, and a Craig rough and tumble starter kit for any new Bond wannbe out there. (Oh, and a wheel cart to move the heavy thing around)
hoodedjester - 1/11/2012, 8:10 AM
they should have got this out before Christmas! I foresee myself spending the money to buy this
Richardness - 1/11/2012, 3:55 PM
I'm just flipping out that Goldeneye will FINALLY be on Blu Ray
Don't skimp out on the special features MGM...I will be buying this
CrowPirate1 - 1/17/2012, 7:26 AM
I agree.. Connery was THE Bond

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